Story by Ammie Bryant, Editor
‘Tis the season for holiday gift shopping! This month we have FOUR more locations we think are a must to check out when selecting unique and perfect for that special someone in your life. We began this series earlier this year and we hope you will take the time to check out our past issues for other great local shops and gift ideas. You can find our back issues online at stillwaterliving.com/issues.
We couldn’t resist revisiting this favorite. Did you know Bliss Books carries more than just books? They have a selection of handmade items like glass ornaments for your Christmas tree, book-inspired jewelry, and bookmarks. They also have socks and tote bags for the book-lover and so much more. The selection is unique and eclectic. We think Bliss Books is a great place to begin your holiday shopping this season!
Besides beautiful flower arrangements, Flourishes features local artwork, chocolates, seasonings, and so much more. If you are looking for locally-inspired Christmas ornaments, look no further! Since 2009, Flourishes has offered limited edition ornaments inspired by Stillwater locations. This year’s ornament features the new Spears School of Business building at OSU. Many of the previous years are sold out, so be sure to get your ornament while you can–you might be able to snag a few previous year designs while you are at it.
Stocked with a wide selection of fashions, accessories, homegoods, and custom jewelry there is something for everyone at Griege Goods. We especially loved the fun tassel earrings and fashionable hats. What really caught our eye on this visit were sweet baby dish sets along with a matching stuffed sock unicorn! This is perfect for the newest addition to the family! We also really liked the great selection of unique Christmas decor.
Stillwater has a candy store AND a Hallmark all in one! We stopped in to check out the candy and were thrilled to discover Hallmark products too. Opening earlier this year, Bits and Pieces stocks a wide variety of candies from jelly beans to chocolates and everything in between. They also have candy bouquets and balloons. If you are looking for Christmas decor, the store carries Keepsake Hallmark ornaments as well as other decor items including the Willow Tree collection.
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